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Radek Martinek

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Thomas Vanek Era Begins, Islanders Can’t Stand Pat

If you want to be the kind of team that Thomas Vanek will want to continue playing for, then you need to plug up the holes. That means trading for a top-four shutdown defenseman.

10/30/2013

Brock Nelson of the New York Islanders celebrates his first NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Depth, Battle Level Put To The Test

Going into this week, the New York Islanders were already facing a substantial amount of adversity. That, however, would pale in comparison to what they’d have to deal with from that point on.

10/25/2013

Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders, Martinek Agree To 1-Year Deal

The Islanders have struggled a bit defensively in the early going and an injury to Lubomir Visnovsky has not made things any easier. They hope by adding veteran Radek Martinek they will begin to patch up some holes in their own end.

10/23/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Have Work Cut Out For Them This Summer

For the Isles, it’s all about the next move — and I don’t mean the one to Brooklyn, though that will help, too.

06/12/2013

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 16: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by teammates after scoring a first period goal against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on March 16, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Islanders Hold Off Panthers, Win 4-3 After Blowing Early Lead

Casey Cizikas broke a third-period tie, and the New York Islanders held on to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead in the final frame Saturday night.

03/16/2013

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Bernier’s Late Goals Lift Devils Over Islanders

Steve Bernier scored two big goals late in the third period as the Devils beat the Isles 3-0.

02/03/2013

Rangers-Islanders

Islanders Play Spoiler, Drop Hammer On Rangers

Radek Martinek and P.A. Parenteau both had a goal and assist during the Islanders’ four-goal second period, and New York put the area-rival Rangers back into postseason peril with a 6-2 victory Thursday night.

WFAN–03/31/2011

Islanders defenseman Mark Streit

Out Indefinitely: Okposo Joins Streit; Isles Scramble

If you are not yet convinced the hockey gods hate the Islanders, the last few days should’ve given you a refresher course.

09/28/2010